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Blackfeet Nation Is Taking Back the Food System

DispatchMontanaNicole Greenfield
A tribal-led plan to build a meat-processing facility on the Blackfeet Nation reservation in Montana will help invigorate the local economy, safeguard cultural traditions, and protect community health and the environment.

Black Walden Came First. Thoreau, After.

DispatchMassachusettsCourtney Lindwall
A little-known community of formerly enslaved Black residents in Concord, Massachusetts, took up home in Walden Woods long before Henry David Thoreau arrived. Today, local activists are working to ensure the stories of Black Walden stay alive.

The Humble Beaver: Troublemaker or Climate Superhero?

DispatchMontana, WestAlisa Opar
Beavers create rich habitats and act as buffers against the effects of drought and wildfire—spurring efforts to pinpoint new ways to help us coexist with North America’s largest rodent.

Spring Break

DispatchMontanaAlisa Opar
Bison go from seasonal outlaws to year-round residents in a large swath of Montana.

Roam, Roam on the Range

DispatchMontanaAlisa Opar
This Montana cattle ranch is trying to ensure its operations benefit wildlife—and yes, that means wolves, too.

When to Bet Against the House

DispatchNevadaJeff Turrentine
Will the threat of water shortages be enough to convince Vegas to stop gambling on overdevelopment?